Claire Gignac and friends is the appellation contrôlée of a band of uncontrolled musicians, varying in number, who take pleasure in composing, playing, arranging, and improvising living music … read more


Luz Ibérica, light and rythms of Spain


  • November 27th and 28th, 2015, 8pm
  • Le Gesù, 12o2 rue de Bleury:  514-861-4036
  • admission.com, plus service fees

A concert for 6 musicians under the direction of invited artist Aleix Tobias, percussionist and composer from Spain, featuring original music and traditional songs from the various regions of Spain.

Inspired by traditional rhythms from throughout the Iberian peninsula, but with a resolutely modern approach, Aleix Tobias revives the roots of Spanish music, transmitting all the warmth and light of Spain through its energetic and joyous rhythms.

Artistic Direction, Claire Gignac

Musical Direction, Aleix Tobias and Patrick Graham

Aleix Tobias, multi-percussion, pandereta, pandero cuadrado, berimbau; Patrick Graham; percussion; Claire Gignac, voice, flutes; Andrew Wells-Oberegger, oud, santour, percussion; Guillaume Bourque, clarinet, bass-clarinet; Rémi-Jean Leblanc, electric bass, double bass.


 ÎLES CD is now for sale

Double album

 ÎLES_cadré pour web

You can order your CD by writing to diffusion@la-nef.com

or by phone at 514-523-3095

25 $ taxes included Visa and Master card accepted

Chinatown Blues, in Los Angeles

  • Performances: May 29 and 30, 2015 at 8:30 pm


Claire Gignac and friends and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre84165719-6273-4e5a-a04f-f86d9c26a62d

Los Angeles choreographer Heidi Duckler and multi-instrumentalist and composer Claire Gignac joined forces to create a unique performance in a rather unusual place. A stimulating encounter between living music and contemporary dance.

Called “the reigning queen of site-specific performance,” by the L.A. Times, Heidi Duckler has choreographed more than 100 original dance works at unique sites around the world (Russia, Denmark, Hong Kong, New York, etc.). She received numerous awards and honors throughout her carreer.

With : Marissa Labog, Eva Wilder, Eli Nelson, Juan De La Rosadancers; Claire Gignac, tenor saxophone,  multiple instruments, voice; Martien Bélanger, guitars, banjo; Frédéric Lebrasseur, drums; Steve Lalonde, real time sound processing.

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Notes de chevet


Notes de chevet music and dance

Inspired by Makura no sōshi(The Pillow Book) by Lady Sei Shōnagon (Japan, around the year 1000), this show offers a real interaction between music, dance and poetry.

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